Paul's Passing Thoughts

“It’s Not a List of Do’s and Don’ts”

Posted in Uncategorized by Andy Young, PPT contributing editor on October 24, 2017

Originally published October 24, 2016
Protestant orthodoxy wreaks havoc in the lives of believers.  It produces confusion, fear, and lack of assurance of salvation.  The screen captures below represent the confusion of one such Facebook user, who’s single-perspective on the law produces the very same “loveless” christianity that she bemoans.

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Notice in her post, it’s not our love but “Jesus’ love through us”.  It’s a list of rules and regulations that no one can follow.  She claims she wants to “emulate” the love of Jesus in her life, but that is impossible to do when your orthodoxy takes away the very means of doing so (anomia).

This same person had posted just a few hours earlier that she was “feeling like a screw-up”, and that she prayed to God to show her that He loved her.  How sad is that!  But this is what protestantism does!  Of course she’s going to feel like a screw-up, because she feels like she is constantly under condemnation.  When you  make perfect law-keeping the standard for righteousness, how else can you expect to feel when you fail to keep the law?  Of course you would feel like God doesn’t love you because you’re a screw up.

But then protestantism turns around and teaches us that, don’t worry,  we’re all just totally depraved screw-ups.  We’re just sinners saved by grace.  As if that’s supposed to make everything perfectly acceptable.


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  1. John said, on October 24, 2017 at 8:44 AM

    Jesus told his followers to be the light of the world and its salt. He did not say he’d be the light of the world through you. Yes, Jesus IS the Light of the world, and it’s because we are born-again that we are changed by God, given a new heart, that we become a light in a dark world. We are not channeling Jesus, and we are not books that people read. Those silly Christianisms irritate me endlessly. The only person who has ever “read” me was a fortune teller/witch/gypsy/fraud who told me I’d one day stay in a pink house.

    Oh, and I’m sure people don’t want what I have (as the Facebook woman suggests). Of that, I’m very sure.

    Protestantism condemns, brings fear, unhappiness . . . and death. As easy as a tennis ball.


    • Andy Young, PPT contributing editor said, on October 24, 2017 at 9:15 AM

      “Channeling Jesus”

      Yes, good way of putting it. Exactly what the reformed mystic despots would have us believe.


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